Does any news about Listary 6 suggest that it will get something akin to FARR's powerful alias system?
Yers, I wondered about that as well.
FARR and Listary are not
the same things though, so a comparison is difficult. It rather depends on one's requirements.From my perspective as an existing FARR user:
I had trialled Listary for a couple of years out of interest and for comparison with FARR, but eventually dumped Listary, though the latter worked OK. Listary met my requirements for searches, but otherwise seemed annoyingly idiosyncratic and intrusive, popping up when I didn't need it and nagging me to buy a licence for the full version. The most useful thing about it for me was the search functionality,
but I preferred Everything
Search for that.
I stuck with FARR rather than Listary, because in general it better suits my peculiar needs/purposes, including, for example (not an exhaustive list):
- it is portable (used on all the PCs I support);
- it uses few/minimal resources when operating;
- it is stable and works consistently well and with no idiosyncrasies;
- it is fast/responsive;
- it generally feels ergonomically better - e.g., more intuitive and less intrusive than Listary;
- it seems to be generally more powerful than Listary (FARR having a comprehensive range of options, settings, plugins);
- it seems to be more fully under the user's control than Listary;
- it has the TinyEverything plugin for searches (I find Everything to be the fastest and most optimal search tool, though I use Google Desktop Search for complex searches);
- it can be kept automatically updated along with all the other related apps. - via DCUpdater.